disseminate UK US /dɪˈsemɪneɪt/ verb [T] FORMAL COMMUNICATIONS
to spread or give out news, information, ideas, etc., to a lot of people: »

There is no clear legal responsibility for businesses to disseminate usable information about their business.


Technology is changing the way in which the government gathers, stores, disseminates, and preserves documents and data.

dissemination noun [U]

The intrinsic value of quality information is enhanced by wider dissemination.


The group, which was established for the dissemination of new economic ideas, was disbanded by the central government last year.

Financial and business terms. 2012.


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  • Disseminate — Dis*sem i*nate, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Disseminated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disseminating}.] [L. disseminatus, p. p. of disseminare to disseminate; dis + seminare to sow, semen seed. See {Seminary}.] 1. to spread around widely; to sow broadcast or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disseminate — (v.) c.1600, from L. disseminatus, pp. of disseminare to spread abroad, disseminate, from dis in every direction (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + seminare to plant, propagate, from semen (gen. seminis) seed (see SEMEN (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • disseminate — [di sem′ə nāt΄] vt. disseminated, disseminating [< L disseminatus, pp. of disseminare, lit., to scatter seed, hence disseminate < dis , apart + seminare, to sow < semen, SEED] to scatter far and wide; spread abroad, as if sowing;… …   English World dictionary

  • disseminate — I verb announce, annunciate, apprise, broadcast, bruit, carry a report, circulate, communicate, convey, deal out, diffuse, dispatch news, dispense, dispergere, disperse, disseminare, distribute, impart, inform, issue, make public, notify,… …   Law dictionary

  • disseminate — *spread, circulate, diffuse, propagate, radiate Analogous words: *scatter, disperse: *distribute, dispense, divide: *share, participate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • disseminate — [v] distribute, scatter advertise, announce, annunciate, blaze, blazon, broadcast, circulate, declare, diffuse, disject, disperse, dissipate, proclaim, promulgate, propagate, publicize, publish, radiate, sow, spread, strew; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • disseminate — ► VERB ▪ spread widely. DERIVATIVES dissemination noun disseminator noun. ORIGIN Latin disseminare scatter , from semen seed …   English terms dictionary

  • disseminate — [[t]dɪse̱mɪneɪt[/t]] disseminates, disseminating, disseminated VERB To disseminate information or knowledge means to distribute it so that it reaches many people or organizations. [FORMAL] [V n] It took years to disseminate information about Aids …   English dictionary

  • disseminate — UK [dɪˈsemɪneɪt] / US [dɪˈsemɪˌneɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms disseminate : present tense I/you/we/they disseminate he/she/it disseminates present participle disseminating past tense disseminated past participle disseminated formal to make… …   English dictionary

  • disseminate — transitive verb ( nated; nating) Etymology: Latin disseminatus, past participle of disseminare, from dis + seminare to sow, from semin , semen seed more at semen Date: 1566 1. to spread abroad as though sowing seed < disseminate ideas > 2. to …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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